Essential Questions . What were the causes of WWII? Why do we describe World Wars I and II as total wars? What are the causes and consequences of genocide? How did the United Nations attempt to promote global interdependence in the face of global imperialism?
“Believe! Obey! Fight!” loud-speakers blared and posters proclaimed.
The government continued to pay the workers and printed huge quantities of paper money.
While in prison, Hitler wrote Mein Kampf (“My Struggle”).
Hitler blamed Germany’s defeat in World War I on a conspiracy of Marxists, Jews, corrupt politicians, and business leaders.
The masses, relieved by belief in the Nazis’ promises, cheered Hitler’s accomplishments in ending unemployment and reviving German power.
In the spring of 1943, knowing that their situation was hopeless, the Jews took over the ghetto and used a small collection of guns and homemade bombs to damage the Nazi forces as much as possible.
Denmark and Bulgaria saved almost all their Jewish populations.
As Soviet troops fought their way into Berlin, Hitler committed suicide in his underground bunker.
Harry Truman had taken office after Franklin Roosevelt died unexpectedly on April 12.